Small decorative object of twisted yarn and knots are reminiscent of Pre-Columbian khipu.  Wari and Inka Empires used a sophisticated system of knots called khipu as a form of record keeping, communication, and documentation.   Today khipus are still used in contemporary cultures for rituals and as symbols of heritage. 

Explore the Dumbarton Oaks exhibition Written in Knots.  

Dimensions:  20” X 8” including ring.



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